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Old 09-07-2005, 01:22 PM
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This ol redneck NC boy is going to be spending a few days in NYC. Already have a place to stay and dinner is planned all 5 nights. Looking for "stuff" to do during the days. The bride and I have both been there a few times before and we were both stationed there for a few weeks so we aren't really into any tours, etc. Have tickets to the Blue Men one night and Spamalot another. Just looking for neat stuff to do. I like weird shopping like novelty shops and places you can buy neat stuff you can't find around here. Also want to try Virgil's Bar-B-Q to meet the NC boy that runs it and get another T-shirt.

Any of ya'll have any other suggestions? We will be at the Ave of the America's and 54th st.

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You need to go to McSorleys and have some ale. Get both flavors in both temperatures and soak up the history.
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A few things that are interesting -
The Muesum of Natural History
Haydon Planetarium
The Intrepit (sp) Aircraft Carrier Muesum

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Ellis Island. Statue of Liberty. Ground Zero. Museum of Natural History/Planatarium.
So much to do, so little time.

You have GOT to go to Little Italy for at least one meal.
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I think we do want to go to ground zero. I also just cancelled our group dinner Sunday night so that may be a good time to go to Little Italy with the admiral. Like I said, I spent about 6 weeks on Governor's Island so the Umpire State building, Ellis, Statue of Liberty, etc. have all been done. Looking for some weird stuff. Thanks guys!
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Shag - 9/7/2005 4:52 PM

Looking for some weird stuff.


Not hard to do in New York

When I go there I'm at Met Tower on W57th. I do love New York from the 63rd floor. We tried to have a drink at every bar going around the block one night. New York sidewalks don't taste so good when your walking on your lips
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Old 09-07-2005, 05:47 PM
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Shag, definitely hit up Virgil's. I would try schedule to do this about halfway through your stay, makes for a great break from the more formal dining atmosphere you will likely see on the rest of the trip. Not NC BBQ, and a long cry from real BBQ (the yellow SC variety) but it is a great resturant. Another place that I enjoyed was Pier 17, had a couple of shops and some bar and grill type resturants overlooking the water. If I remember correctly it is across the water from the domino sugar plant. I know this is vague, but it was 3 years ago when I was there.
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:21 AM
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If you're going to Little Italy, you can also include China Town since they share the same area. On your way to that , you can walk from west to east along Canal Street. There are all sorts of unique stores and surplus shops of all sorts. You'll find everything from fabric, machinery to military electronic surplus. If you want weird, take the E train to West 4th Street and walk through Greenwich Village. You'll also find some off, off, off, Broadway shows there. Some one suggested McSorely's Ale House which is the oldest is the U.S.. Right near it is CBGB OMFUG. It's a famous punk(I think) club. Now that's weird! Just stay away from the West Side Highway near the meat district at night. It's like a parade of drag especially near the Ramrod bar. I worked for the New York City subways for 26 years and while working the Emergency Crew, I don't think I missed a thing, especially on the midnight tours. I'm still in therapy for the twitches.... pass the Carolina Barbeque please.
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Old 09-08-2005, 08:56 AM
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Shag, mudrunner beat me to the punch about Chinatown....lots of little mom-n-pop stores with all kinds of interesting stuff inside...I'm not a shopper but I didn't mind window shopping there with the wife a couple years back...
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:39 AM
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Rue 57 is a great place to eat, Whiskey Blue in the W hotel is a cool bar for a cocktail and you never know who you will spot. Wo Hop is a must in Chinatown its on Mulberry st. so you can cover Lil' Itlee'. The old Chelsea grand hotel has a cool bar/lounge. Brew Pub @ Chelsea piers has the best beer period/food ehh! but edible. Map quest for addresses. Dang I wish I still worked in the CIty, it is the center of the universe no doubt! Have Fun.
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Old 09-08-2005, 12:24 PM
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njcraid,I don't know if by Chelsea Grand, you mean the Chelsea Hotel on 23rd Street and 7th Avenue. If so, Shag, rihgt next to it is Capitol Fishng Tackle.
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Hands down my favorite area in NYC to shop, dine at cafes, outside coffee or wine in the afternoon, and have drinks at night, seen and be seen, is UNION SQUARE and FLATIRON DISTRICT. Outside central park I find midtown depressing and void of character, but I may be jaded having worked there for so long.

Switch to the W hotel in Union Square

Try Mesa Grill
Blue Water Grill
Park Avenue Cafe for drinks

Shop in SOHo

Go Yankees, and have fun SHag
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wo hop is on mott st. 17mott st . and go down stairs.
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Visit new Columbus square as I think they are done with most renovations. East village has seen a lot of changes in the last few years too, so that might be a good place for wierd stuff. If you want some good dessert, there's a cream puff store on the mid 70's on broadway that sells puffs that are to die for. The new MOMA is a nice too.
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Old 09-08-2005, 08:12 PM
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Shag you've gotten some great advice but the city is VERY big and from the advice you've gotten you'll probably get most of it done in a month or two. Do you have any special interests other than fishing that may peak your interest. It sounds like you 've got the food situation down pretty good and I guess I could add another hundred or two great restauarants but it will be tough to eat at all of then in a week. So I would definitely make a plan, uptown, midtown or downtown east or west side each could take a week or two. Since you have your meals already planned try to stay in those areas for the day you'll see more that way. If you want some more advice please give an indication what you would like to see. How about a Yankee game I'm biased but there great games or Gracie Mansion anyway good luck and if we can be of any help. Just Ask Its a Hell of a town!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-09-2005, 08:42 PM
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Welp dudes, thanks for the advice. Walked so far today it took about 5 Seagrams to relieve the pain. Ate at Aerola's (sp?) last nite. Too foo foo for me but what the heck, I wasn't paying. Ate at Virgil's today for lunch. Neat place but NC BBQ it ain't. Anybody want to guess where we just got back from?



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Either that is the Tidy Bowl Man, a very sexually frustrated gentleman or you just saw a play.
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Wild stab here - one of The Blue Men?

So....how was that?

BTW - the Adm. is a very pretty gal!! And from the smile on her face I can tell that she's glad that YOU aren't one of the "blue men".

You ate at a place called AEREOLA'S!!?? HUH??

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farmerjane - 9/10/2005 7:04 AM

Wild stab here - one of The Blue Men?

So....how was that?

BTW - the Adm. is a very pretty gal!! And from the smile on her face I can tell that she's glad that YOU aren't one of the "blue men".

You ate at a place called AEREOLA'S!!?? HUH??

Yup, the Blue Men. I saw them a few yers ago but the admiral didn't. I could go back again tonight. I just looked and the restaurant was Aureole's. It's one of those restaurants where they serve that little dish of ice cream right in the middle of the meal. ??

We're off now to try and walk out the cramps and sweat out the Seagrams.
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Old 09-10-2005, 01:32 PM
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So....what do these "blue men" DO...??

See - I'm so redneck that I ain't even got a CLUE !~

Sounds like you're havin' a ball - no matter WHAT those little blue guys are doin' (hope it ain't illegal...)

Better go easy on that Seagrams or you may end up seeing more than little blue men...!?

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